Governance and statutes
The tasks, rights and obligations of the Donau Soja Association and its boards, bodies and members are set out in its statutes.
Acceptance of the statutes is a pre-requisite for membership of the Donau Soja Association.
Find the Donau Soja statutes here.
The Donau Soja Organisation comprises a non-profit association, a 100% non-profit subsidiary (Donau Soja gGmbH), and offices in Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine.
For details about the structure of the Donau Soja Organisation, please refer to the Donau Soja statutes.
The Donau Soja bodies are the General Assembly, the Board, the Steering Committee (Presidium), the Treasurer, the Secretary, the Auditors, the Advisory Board and the Scientific Advisory Board.
The Ordinary General Assembly is the “members’ meeting” and is held annually, within nine months after the end of the fiscal year.
The Board currently has 13 members. The Board meets six times a year and is responsible for decisions on the Donau Soja guidelines, as well as projects and strategies.
Matthias Krön (Chairman)
Donau Soja (AT)
Johann Schlederer (Deputy Chairman)
Verband Österreichischer Schweinebauern (Austrian Pork Farmers Union) (AT)
Johann Blaimauer (Deputy Chairman)
RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria (AT)
BAG Ölmühle (BAG Oil Mill) (AT)
Spar Österreich (AT)
Cristina dalla Bona
Cereal Docks (IT)
Soia Italia (IT)
Carsten Lentz Storm
Bäuerliche Erzeugergemeinschaft Schwäbisch Hall (Farmers Union Schwäbisch Hall) (DE)
Studen & Co Holding GmbH (BiH)
Lidl Stiftung (DE)
The Board is supported by Stephan Dorfmeister as Treasurer.
The auditors are Ernst Ternon and Ernst Gauhs.
STEERING COMITTEE (PRESIDIUM)
Lajtamag Kft (HU)
ARGE Gentechnik-frei (Platform for GMO-Free Food Products) (AT)
Fritz Mauthner Handelsges.m.b.H & Co KG (AT)
Rene van der Poel
Geflügelwirtschaft Österreich (AT)
Agriprotein GmbH (DE)
SAATBAU LINZ (AT)
Alfa Bio (SK)
Donau Soja Association has two advisory boards covering two different task areas: a Technical Advisory Board and a Scientific Advisory Board.
Technical Advisory Board
The Technical Advisory Board supports and counsels the Association on content-related decisions and consists of eleven persons drawn from both the private business sector and civil society.
Umweltbundesamt (Austrian Environmental Agency)
Soja aus Österreich (AT)
Studen & Co Holding GmbH (RS)
Ukrainian Food Valley (UA)
Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft (Foundation for Agriculture of the Future)
Scientific Advisory Board
The purpose of the Scientific Advisory Board is to provide the Association with independent scientific advice in order to support the full range of Donau Soja’s activities. This includes advice on planning scientific investigations, and the positions the association should take on wider scientific matters. The overall goal of the Scientific Advisory Board is to support evidence-based decision making. It consists of nine persons drawn from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds, including universities and research institutes. Its composition is designed to cover a range of research disciplines and backgrounds which are relevant to the development of sustainable cropping systems using soya and related value chains.
The following Association and commercial authorised signatories have been registered as members of the Scientific Advisory Board.
Donal Murphy Bokern
University of Hohenheim
Landwirtschaftskammer Oberösterreich (AT)
Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops (RS)
BOKU University Vienna- Universität für Bodenkultur (AT)
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